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Oriental Medicine and herbs therapy originated from China thousands years ago. Our ancestors truly believed that diseases manifested when our body lost its Yin and Yang balance. If we keep our body’s Yin-Yang balance then our body will find itself in good health.

Acupuncture originated in ancient China although how it evolved from early times is uncertain. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat pain. Acupuncture has also been used for other treatments such as weight loss, anti-aging, and smoking cessation.

Western practitioners view acupuncture as a way of placing needles in strategic points in the body that stimulates connective tissues, nerves and muscles. The most common mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin metal needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. Stimulating these points in this way through acupuncture appears to increase blood flow along with boosting the body’s natural painkillers.

Acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine views the placement of needles as a way of balancing the flow of life force or energy that is thought to flow through the human body. The energy is referred to as “Qi” or Chi, and the pathways the energy flows through are referred to as meridians. The disruption of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture describes a family of procedures aiming to correct imbalances in the flow of “Qi “ by stimulation of anatomical locations on or under the skin (usually called acupuncture points) by a variety of techniques.

There also is a number of acupuncture points with specified locations outside of the meridians; these are called “extraordinary” points and often credited with special therapeutic properties. A third category of acupuncture points called “A-shi” points have no fixed location but represent tender or reflexive points appearing in the course of pain syndromes.Energy flow is believed to be re-balanced when the acupuncture needles are placed along specific spots on these meridians.

For certain conditions, the use of acupuncture has been endorsed by United States National Institutes of Health, the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the World Health Organization, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. When acupuncture is administered by a qualified practitioner using sterile needles, there is a general agreement that acupuncture carries a very low risk of serious adverse side effects and is relatively safe.